Excellence shared around the world
The founding members of ChessMates® are chess organizations from Rotterdam, Paris and Murmansk: the "Ligue de l'IIe de France des Echecs" from Paris, the "Pathena Foundation" from Rotterdam and the "Regional Chess Federation from Murmansk" from Murmansk.
By signing the ChessMates Charter, members commit to each other to organize a tournament at least once every 3 years with the participation of the 3 founding teams, supplemented by a few other teams. In this way, these organizations ensure that in the years to come there will always be a great international scene for talented young chess players from our regions.
The signing of the Charter is a first step in this collaboration; in the future, other cities may join, and international cooperation may develop more and more.
ChessMates gives a strong boost to international youth chess.
Signature of the charter
The signing of the charter took place on March 29, 2019 at the Hôtel de Lauzun in Paris, in the presence of representatives from various embassies and cities.
The purpose of ChessMates™ is to put team chess competition at the service of youth in order to promote the development of youth chess competition at an international level and friendship between young chess players from different cultures and nationalities.
ChessMates™ is a non-profit organization.
Will be mainly selected young talented players, passionate, who play for the love of the game but who do not necessarily seek to make chess their profession.
The competitions are only by team and will take place, except exemption, in the cities or the regions of the ChessMates™ teams. Each team will be composed of 10 (ten) players, two per category U12, U14, U16, U18 and U20.
In each team there will be at least one girl and one boy.
Members of the ChessMates™ family will use reasonable efforts to promote the brand Chess Mates™.
Members of the ChessMates™ family will use reasonable efforts to hold a ChessMates™ tournament every three years.
Membership of the ChessMates™ family is granted in the form of a non-exclusive, revocable and free license and gives the right to use the ChessMates™ brand as well as the ChessMates™ Logo for the benefit of the ChessMates™ team and of its members to obtain subsidies and to find sponsors.
ChessMates™ teams are automatically invited to ChessMates™ tournaments.
Belonging to the ChessMates™ family requires compliance with these fundamental principles.